“The trucks ride very smoothly,” Henshaw said. “Full suspension doesn’t necessarily affect fuel economy, but an operator is going to move more material per gallon of fuel because he can be more productive. I would estimate that full suspension gives us a gain of 10% to 15% in production vs. trucks that don’t have that feature.”

“I really like the full suspension feature. The ride is really smooth. You don’t have to slow down and you don’t have to beat yourself up to get from point A to point B,” said Patton.

“The cab is very roomy on the Volvo truck,” said Patton. “It has good visibility and good sound control. It’s a quiet ride. The controls are well located, easy to use. It’s a very operator-friendly truck.”